A Place to Bury Strangers
Even outside of their hometown New York base, A Place to Bury Strangers has a diehard fan base. In the smoking courtyard of the Echoplex last night, a man in a leather jacket told a much younger woman, also wearing leather, that he had driven all the way f ... More >>
"Repetition: A Tribute to David Bowie"Manimal Vinyl's charitable David Bowie tribute album, Repetition, is due out any day now.
All proceeds from the 2CD set (including MP3 sales) will go to War Child International, with a hugely impressive list of artists making musical contributions to the ... More >>
Sharon Jones & the Dap-KingsCan it get any more real that Sharon Jones? Well, it can't get any more heartwarming.
The leading lady of the Dap-Kings is, after all, a rising star at 54, having shucked the uniforms of her previous careers (corrections officer at Rikers Island, and armor truck g ... More >>
We've told you before about the upcoming eclectic, star-studded tribute to David Bowie that LA's Manimal Vinyl has put together.
Up until now, "It" band MGMT was said to have recorded the opening track for the double album, but Manimal was teasing us with a TBA as to which track the prep-roc ... More >>
It seemed more than a bit curious that, by the time of my relatively early arrival at El Rey Theatre for The Big Pink and A Place to Bury Strangers' gig, the only standing spaces available were in the front of the venue. As anyone who has ever been to a general admission event will tell you, the fro ... More >>
The Coachella message board is doing a good job of tracking the upcoming Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio. Now's the time that bands begin leaking confirmations, revealing their hands on MySpace, Twitter and Facebook, and basically spilling the beans one way or another. For example, this f ... More >>
While you were sleeping off NYE on Friday, LA-based Manimal Vinyl and Brit-based Duran Duran teamed up to announce the details of the label's forthcoming David Bowie tribute, which, as of this writing, is still unnamed.
Among the many potential highlights are covers of Bowie songs by the aforeme ... More >>
We've been hearing a strong buzz that if you're looking for dark music that's in some way inspired by the cold wave and minimal synth sounds of the '80s, but doesn't sound retro, you need to be in L.A., New York or San Francisco. Veil Veil Vanish hails from the latter, but they're in town th ... More >>
Greg Gillis, aka Girl Talk.
The Coachella message board lit up this morning when someone posted a pretty convincing list of Friday set times, one of the last big secrets the festival reveals. For those of us going, the set times are obviously important because they dictate what we'll be missing, w ... More >>
Yeah, so all the silly speculation probably isn't done yet, as Goldenvoice always adds a few heavy-hitters after the initial announcement, but the initial line-up is up. Click through to see it in all it's glory. We'll start analyzing it soon, but for now: Throbbing Gristle! No Pavement?
Let the ... More >>
(Michel Gondry's video for the Chemical Brothers' "Let Forever Be.")
Here's a list of "confirmed" (so far) acts to appear at Coachella 2009, according to the very reliable Monklish blog. His guarantee: "I've been told that these have been making arrangements to attend the festival as contractuall ... More >>
I can’t freakin' wait until Yeasayer come back to Los Angeles. I feel itchy knowing that last Friday's show at the Ukranian Culture Center on Melrose was their only L.A. engagement.
Yeasayer is one band that requires you to hold your impressions until you’ve seen their live performance. As ... More >>